Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals

The gameplay is as enjoyable as the first one. You have the classic random encounters and you can even catch monsters to help you fight your battles. This was before Pokemon by the way! You'll be doin...

Lufia & the Fortress of Doom

The gameplay is what makes this game shine. It's fun turn based classic style. You can't go wrong with this choice of gameplay. Each character has their own style of fighting and can help other membe...

The Simpsons: Bart’s Nightmare

This is mainly as the developers used a hand drawn art style, which ends up portraying the bright colours of The Simpsons’s cartoon world quite well. It looks a little ramshackle by today’s standa...

Street Racer

The other interesting part of the game is the inclusion of two multiplayer modes (they can be played in single player if you must) alongside the regular races. One is a ‘Rumble’ mode, which has yo...

ISS Deluxe

The teams are also very unbalanced in the aspect of weakest to strongest. I know that most games are very playable even with the weakest character (TMNT Raph, I'm talking to you!) but this one makes y...

Super Metroid

However, I think the overall reason that Super Metroid was so successful was that it constantly drove you to see what was around the next corner. Every few screens you’re presented with some sort of...

John Madden Football

There is one fatal flaw with the game, and that's the technical limitations of the SNES. The framer ate does not run smooth which really effects gameplay when you're in a heated moment. Also when you ...

Soul Blazer

As far as the gameplay, it is quite satisfying. You will have to come up with your own strategies to defeat certain bosses. You just can't run to them and kill them, it's a good way to use your head i...

Lode Runner 3-D

A more likely death will come about by walking into the red suited monks that stalk you in most of the levels though - and if killed (by either blowing them up with bombs or trapping them in the boxes...

Super Star Wars

Yes, 17 years is a long time in the world of video games, and little things we now take for granted – like reasonably spaced restart points – were thin on the ground back in 1993. But there are so...

X-Men Mutant Apocalypse

Early on levels are designed around whichever mutant you are going to play (Psylocke, Wolverine, Cyclops, Beast and Gambit). It's an interesting idea, since most games of this sort let you pick from a...

Tetris 2

There's also a decent puzzle mode added for those want a real challenge. Despite all that, it's not going to rival the original to almost any player. It's a decent puzzle game, and I could see people ...

Rival Turf

Rival Turf isn’t terrible, but it’s generic and brutally difficult. The two characters, Jack Flack and Oozie Nelson (seriously) patrol the streets in levels that are nothing short of blatant knock...

Super Bomberman 4

Each Bomberman game has little things which differentiate it from the one previous. Bomberman 3 was quite innovative in that it had the Louies (Rooies), who were kangaroo type characters that you coul...

U.N. Squadron

Looking back at this game, it’s clear just how much gaming has moved on in the last twenty years, and I even remember thinking at the time that shoot ‘em ups were ‘a bit old-fashioned’. The en...

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

The game showcases the usual Konami bad ass options as you'll only get the true ending by beating the game in hard. Konami used to do this to all of their hit games back in the day to make sure you li...

Mega Man VII

The graphics are quite enriching and beautiful for such a SNES title. Mega Man has never looked more lively and he is quite enjoyable to look at especially when you aren't doing anything with him and ...

MegaMan X3

Capcom has always been known for having such great soundtracks in their games and this one is like the others. The music is memorable and has its classic Capcom bits all over it. You'll enjoy this sou...

Skyblazer

The quest at hand is a rather large one consisting of eighteen stages which are selected, and can also be revisited, via the map screen which shows them spread across the fictional world in question. ...

Killer Instinct

In this game you have to find your favorite fighter and master him or her. You better learn all the finishing moves, combos, and of course the Ultras! The gameplay is very easy to learn so anyone can ...

Super Mario World

I had mentioned during a Sonic review that I preferred that series over Mario. I understand that I’m in the minority, but let me explain…I’ve always preferred my games a bit linear. I like havin...

Mother

The game is long and fun, the leveling system is simplistic and ideal for a NES game(We don't need it to be so complicated especially when you are trying to have fun). Also, the characters are just yo...

Star Fox

The game's graphics were amazing for the time and got everyone out of their seat which really means a lot. We were just getting into the 3D era so anything three-dimensional would give us orgasms in a...

Final Fantasy II

The game starts you off on a mission with Cecil, the dark knight and Kain, the dragoon. These two friends will soon find out they were tricked by the king on destroying a peaceful town and then separa...

Mega Man X

The introduction to many other factors in a Mega Man game were introduced and although the series turned from good to bad in the final games(X6 and X7 mostly), it's still one of the more interesting s...

Super R-Type

The game is also really great graphically and a must have for any shmups fanatic! The game can get quite challenging so if you are looking for a good challenge on shooting form, don't hesitate to try ...

Earthworm Jim

This game has a little bit of everything, but most of all, crazy monsters! The game is pretty long if you die a lot of times(like me) but fun overall. I really love a game with animation and wackiness...

Super Mario World

The game that came out with the SNES release was really something out of this world. If Super Mario Bros 3 took the NES to the next level, Super Mario World gave the SNES a good start. This game is hu...

Super Mario RPG

I won't say much more for those who still haven't played this gem but I'll tell you this, this game rocks! Everything is great about this game. I can't see why anyone would miss out on this one! The o...

F-Zero

One of the most amazingly classic racing games for the SNES is surely F-Zero. It was a very unique game for its time and deserves a spot at the Retro Game of the Week. The game is huge with lots of cr...

F1 ROC: Race of Champions

Well, in real F1 I guess you can change wings, tyres, engines, etc, but I'm pretty sure they don't use nitrous oxide! For yes, the cars here are able to employ the use of nitro's amongst other things,...

Street Fighter 2 Turbo

Part of the game is also to pick your fighter. I have and will always pick Ryu as the fighter of choice for myself. I like him mostly because he is the easiest fighter to play with and has very intere...

F-Zero

Obviously the Grand Prix mode forms the bulk of what F-Zero has to offer but it's not the full extent. Also available is a Practise mode, which allows you to do just that on seven courses from the var...

Super Castlevania 4

There were also some level changes which made me a sad panda including changing pools of blood from red to green, removing the blood dripping from the title screen and changing the topless status in l...

ActRaiser

There are multiple stages (countries) in the game and the first stage consists of you manifesting an avatar in an action side-scroller game to fight your way through some monsters, kill a boss and lib...

Super Mario RPG

Now this game came out in 1996 and there are a ton of reviews on it and you can even play it on the Wii, so I am not writing this so much as a review. However, as anyone will tell you Mario RPG was on...